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Old 01-08-2015, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Garden Railway Underway

Ive been planning this for some time as we've been in the process of buying a property, purchase complete and work is nearly finished on the house so time to turn some attention to the garden.

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The area top, centre has now been cleared:

BEFORE:


DURING:


AFTER:


...and a panorama of the whole area
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:40 AM   #2
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...a few more images to give you an idea of what the areas on the plan actually look like.

The run behind the greenhouse:


The rear area (left on the plan):



The area where the return loop and pond will be, raised to approx 2ft from ground level:
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:42 AM   #3
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Can't wait to see this one develop. Oh to have a large garden. Instead, I have a large garage for my N gauge layout (soon to be extended)....
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thats gonna be some size mate
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Keen to see progress photos!
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:11 AM   #6
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You lucky so and so. Can't wait to see the end result. Should be finished by next weekend
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You lucky so and so. Can't wait to see the end result. Should be finished by next weekend
week after, on a stag do next weekend...
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Some videos of the initial purchases on test and comparing to the current N Gauge.

https://youtu.be/DXQAwxe3Wqc

https://youtu.be/u2IcvKoeSlI
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After re-watching the first few episodes of 'Mark Found - The Garden Railway' i decided it was time to start setting a level on the first outdoor section that will be built.

The garden is on a slight slope uphill away from the house.



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Next on my list is to decide how the raised beds in/on which the track will sit are to be constructed. I've seen the following in a youtube video (sorry i can't remember which video) and i like the finished look, there wont be grass behind mine, just a breeze block retaining wall then a small gap to the fence.





And (sort of) mocked up the idea here i photoshop.



The question now is what do i fill the space with the ??? question marks in the below.

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